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Myron Carleton Lough 

The man to whom we have dedicated the front 
pages of this volume of The Mound was born on a farm 
in Barbour county, June 25, 1870. His early years 
were spent in much the same way as the other boys of 
his neighborhood spent theirs, dividing the year into 
four months of school and eight months of work and 

Until his sixteenth year, lie received his educa- 
tional training in the rural schools, but during this 
year he attended a summer school. The next year, at 
seventeen, he began teaching, taking the examination 
under the older law which required an average of 87% 
per cent, to obtain a No. 1 grade certificate. At this 
examination he lacked less than one per cent, to obtain 
a No. 1, but the next year, at eighteen, he led the 
teacher's county examination with an average of 9714 
per cent. 

In the summer of 1891, before he was 21 years old. 
he received the nomination for County Superintendent 
of Public Schools of Barbour county, and was elected. 
His 21st birthday occurred, however, six days before he- 
was required to take the oath of office, and so he was 
permitted to serve. 

Serving his term as County Superintendent, he 
entered the Seminary at Buckhannon in 1891, gradu- 
ating in four years, and also doing some post-graduate 
work. While at the Seminary he had the honor of par- 
ticipating in more school engagements than any other 
student; entertainments, class programs, and three 
debating contests, taking first place in two of them. 
Following his graduation at Buckhannon, he spent a 
year at Dennison University, at Granville, Ohio. His 
reputation as a public speaker and debater went with 
him. and in his Freshman year he entered into a con- 
test against a Senior from another State. The West 
Virginia boy won. The prize consisted of forty dollars. 

and was a most welcome visitor to the young student. 
It very materially aided him in completing his year at 

In 1896, when he purchased a half interest in the 
Philippi Republican, he made his start in the news 
paper world, in the fall of the same year, while still 
managing the paper, he was elected as principal of the 
Belington public school. From there, in the fall of 
1897, he came to the Fairmont State Normal as teacher, 
remaining at that institution for six years. In his 
second year at the Normal he was advanced to the posi- 
tion of assistant principal, and at the death of Prin- 
cipal M. M. Boss, finished the school year as a most 
successful principal. During his stay as a teacher in 
the Fairmont State Normal he was granted a short 
leave of absence to attend the University at Morgan- 
town, taking his A. B. and A. M. degrees from that 

Leaving the Fairmont Normal, he was appointed to 
the prinripalship of the Normal at West Liberty, but 
for business reasons could not accept. 

In 1904, the Daily West Virginian Publishing 
Company was organized, and Mr. Lough was made 
city editor, and in 1900 was advanced to the position of 
editor-in-chief. He was appointed as Regent in 1907 
lo succeed .fudge Frank Nesbitt, and at the next meet- 
ing of the Board was elected Secretary. Through all 
his term so far served, he has made an active, con- 
scientious member. 

Mr. Lough's service and aid in helping on the recent 
favorable legislation with regard to West Virginia's 
schools must not be overlooked. One of the most 
interested and active workers for this legislation was 
no other than M. C. Lough. 

In conclusion, Mr. Lough has made his way along 
the path of life by his own efforts and abilities. Lie 
has been watched and patterned after by young men 
from all over his county and State because of his 
fidelity to the schools of our State, so we can truth- 
fully call him the friend of West Virginia's schools. 


BENNETT, A. M.. Ph. D. 

President Fairmont State Normal School. 
A. B., University of Nashville, 1809 ; A. 
M., University of Nashville, 1892: student 
in West Virginia University. 1890-92 : 
teacher in Wesleyan University of West 
Virginia, 1892-95 ; A. M., Leland Stanford, 
Jr., University, 1896 : student in Chicago 
University and University of California, 
1900-01 : teacher of Philosophy in State 
Normal School, San .lose, California, 1898- 
1905; Ph. 1).. Columbia University, 1905; 
professor of Philosophy and Education, 
Louisiana State University, 1905. 

e. <;. i:oiii:r.A("i;][. 

Assistant to the President. 

Graduated from Conference Seminary, Buckkannon, 
1895; 1895-1896, teacher in public schools; A. B. Alle- 
gheny College, 1900 ; teacher Conference Seminary, spring 
and summer 1900; teacher in Brookville (Pa.) High School, 
1900-1901 ; teacher and first assistant State Normal School, 
Glenville, 1901-1905 : A. 51. in classics. Harvard University, 
1906; first assistant Glenville Normal, 1906-1907; present 
position 1907. 


State Normal School. Emporia. Kan., 1890-1891, sum- 
mer 1898 ; K. G. diploma, 1891 ; Drake University, Des 
Moines, la.. 1892-1893-latf i : diploma, 1897; Chicago Uni- 
versity Summer Schools, 1900-19,..x ; Columbia University 
Summer Schools, 1902-1903-1905, regular session 1 1-2 
years, 1905-1906 ; diploma 1906. Teaching Experience — 
Primary teacher, three years, 1897-1900, Des Moines, la. 
Assistant superintendent of schools, Joplin, Mo., three 
years, 1900-1903 ; head of training department, State Nor- 
mal School, Kirksville, Mo., two years, 1903-1905; head of 
training department, State Normal School, Fairmont. 


A. B.. University of Nashville. 1891 ; teacher in Waco 
College, Waco. Texas, 1892-1S93 : principal of schools, 
Berkeley Springs, W. Va., 1893-1895 ; teacher in Fairmont 
State Normal School. 1895-1896 ; principal 
Berkeley Springs, W. Va.. 1896-1899 ; principal 
High School. 1899-1901 : teacher of mathematics, 
State Normal School, 1901 : student Harvard 
School, summers of 1904-1906; summer of 1907 

spent in 



SIRS. X. R. ('. MORROW. 


Graduated Beaver College, Pa., 1880; degree, M. E. L. : 

taught New Cumberland public schools, 1880-1882 : taught 
Fairmont State Normal School. 1882-1890; assistant prin- 
cipal, 1884-18o9 ; acting principal, 1889-189.0; married in 
autumn of 1890; spent summer in Germany, 1888; spent 
summer and autumn in Ureat Britain and Germany, 1890 
president of the W. Va. Woman's Christian Temperance 
I'niim and platform speaker. 1894-1904; president of the 
local W. ('. T. U., 1887-1907; president Fairmont Public 
Library Association since 1X02 : student W. Va. University 
summer 1906; student Columbia University, summer 1007 

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Baldwin University. B. S., 1901 : University of Chi- 
cago, M. S.. 1902: Fellow Marine Biological Laboratory, 
summer 1902; instructor Evansville High School (science). 
1902-1903; instructor in Biology, Burlington High School. 
1903-1905; instructor in Flathead County High School. 
1905-1907; assistant at Biological Laboratory of University 
of Montana, summers 1905-1906; member of American As- 
sociation for Advancement of Science; member of Montana 
Scientific Society ; member Montana Horticultural Society. 


A. B., Department of Modern Languages: A. B., West 
Virginia University. 1902; instructor Department of History 
and French. Shepherd College State Normal School. Shep- 
tierdstown, W. Va., 1902-1903: instructor Department of 
Modern Languages. Shepherd College State Normal School. 
Shepherdstown. YV. Va., 1903-180?; student Columbia Uni- 
versity, summer 10(14: travel and study in Europe, summer 
1906; student Alliance Francaise and Cours Delaruemenil- 
Xogue. Paris, summer 1007: present position, September. 





Was graduated from Mynderse Academy. Seneca Falls. 
N. Y.. 1893 ; taught in public schools, Seneca Falls. N. Y.. 
1893-1896; attended Owego School of Methods, 1897: was 
graduated from Buffalo State Normal. 1899 : attended Cor- 
nell University summer school, 1901 ; supervisor of Kinder- 
gartens and Primary Schools. 1S99 to 1902. at Portville, 
N. Y., principal Columbia building, public schools. Trinidad. 
Colorado, 1902-1904 ; training teacher New Mexico Normal 
School. Silver City, New Mexico. 1904-1906; Fairmont State 
Normal School, 1900. 


Graduate of Broaddus College; took special work at 
National Normal University, Lebanon. Ohio, and Chau- 
tauqua, N. Y. : assistant principal of Clarksburg High 
School three years ; presiding teacher in the Southern 
Female Seminary. Anniston, Ala., two years; instructor in 
Slate Normal School twelve years; elected lady principal 
of Cox College. Atlanta. Ga., 1907; resigned to continue in 
present position ; member of State executive committee of 
the Y. W. ( '. A. since 11)04; spent summr of 1903 in Euro- 
pean travel : preceptress of Woman's Hall. 


State Normal School graduate; teacher in southeastern 
part of West Virginia and Fairmont. 1883 to 1885: teacher 
in Grafton schools. 1885 to 1894 : Fairmont in public 
schools and private work, 1894 to 1901 : State Normal 
School. Fairmont. 1901 to 1908; summer school. Chicago 
1 ni\ : i ;uty . summer 1-.07 correspondence work in Chicago 






Public schools of Huntington, W. Ya. : graduate of 
Huntington High School: three years at Emerson School 
of Oratory; graduated Emerson School of Oratory. 1900; 
teacher of expression. Marshal College. 1900-1905.; present 
position. 190G : extensive work as public reader. 


Graduate and post graduate of Maryland Institute, Bal- 
timore. Md.. summer of 1906; Teachers College, summer of 
1907. New York University; teacher of Normal School, 
Fairmont, W. Ya. 


Grew up on a farm and began teaching- in 1S67. near 
Fairmont : taught three years in country schools of Marion 
county, five years at Beverly, six years in Grafton, spent 
six years in Pittsburgh as publisher of Sunday School 
periodicals and church papers of the Methodist Protestant 
denomination, seven years as superintendent of Parkersburg 
city schools, eight years in Fairmont State Normal School, 
three years as principal: wrote Geography of West Yir- 
ginia in Frye's Complete Geography; attended school and 
was graduated at Pittsburgh Iron City College, and Fair- 
mont ixormal School; also spent two years at Adrain Col- 
lege. Michigan, but stopped at end of Junior year; was 
given honorary degree along with Superintendent Thos. C. 
Miller a few years ago by West Virginia University: still 


School of Music. New York City; special work in Bos- 
ton and Chicago; teacher of music. Fairmont public 
schools. Fairmont State Normal. 




President . . . . . John James Kennedy 

Vice President Ernest Daniel Conaway 

Secretary Nellie Margaret McConnel] 

Treasurer ....... Cullen G. Martin 

Historian - - Homer Hawker 

Flower — While Carnation. 

Colors — Purple and White. 

Motto — "Esse tfiKini Viclevi." 

Yell — Allagaru — gara — garu 
Zip boom kalamazet 
Rickety kax kalamazoo 

Seniors! Seniors! 190S. 



President Normal Lyceum. 

Athletic Association. 

Base Ball. 

Editorial Board The Mound. 

F. H. S. '07. 

Fairmont, W. Va. 


Athletic Association. 

Base Bail. 


Fairmont. W. Va. 


President and Treasurer M. L. S. 

Y. M. C. A. 

Athletic Association. 

Officer Students Association. 

Assistant Manager The Mound. 

Enterprise (Harrison Co.) W, Va. 
President M. L. S. 
Officer Students Association. 
Member Constitution Committee Stu- 
dents Association. 
Vice President Senior Class. 
Editorial Board The Mound. 


Fairmont. W. Va. 


Dramatic Club. 

Editorial Board The Mound. 

Clarksburg, \V. Va. 



Oration. \V Va. 


President SI. L. S. 

Officer Students Association. 

Winner Scholarship Science Dept. 

Assistant Science Dept. Teacher. 

Shinnston; W. Va. 


President M. L. S. 

l Itss Historian. 


Fairmont. W. Va. 

Choral Club. 

Vice President History of Arts Club. 

Basket Ball. 

F. H. S. '07. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 


Choral Club. 

Traveler's Club. 

Y. \V. C. A. 

Fairmont. W. Va. 


President M. L. S. 

President Senior Class. 


Boothsville, W. Va. 


President M. L. S. 

Choral Club. 

OfBcer Students Association. 

Athletic Association. 


Traveler's Club. 


Editorial Board The Mound. 


Fairmont. W. Va. 


Basket Ball. 

Choral Club. 

History of Art Club. 

F. II. 8. '07. 


Sherrard, W. Va. 


Secretary Senior Class. 

President Y. W. C. A. 

Officer Students Association. 

Traveler's Club. 

Ki Yi's. 


Editorial Board The Mound. 

Clarksburg, W. Va. 

President M. L. S. 

Treasurer Athletic Association. 
Y. M. C. A. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 


President M. L. S. 

President Athletic Association. 


Treasurer Dramatic Club. 

Vice President Y. M. C. A. 

Captain Gymnasium Team, '05-'06. 

Captain Basket Ball. '05-'06. 

Fool Ball, '05. 

Mozart Orator, Inter-Society Contest. 

Junior Class Poet. 

Editor Bulletin. 

Manager The Mound. 

Yell Master. 



Fairmont, W. Va. 


Captain Basket Ball Team. 

Choral Club. 

Secretary History of Art Club. 

F. II. S. '07. 

Fairmont. W. Ya. 


President M. L. S. 

Mozart Orator Inter-Society Contest. 

Y. M. ('. A. 


Bootbsville. W. Va. 


President M. L. S. 

Athletic Association. 

President Students Association. 

Manager Basket Ball Team, '07 

Manager Base Ball Team, '08. 


Editorial Board The Mound. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 


President M. L. 8. 

Athletic Association. 


Manager Track Team. 

F. II. S. 'HI. 


Fairmont. W. Va. 


Athletic Association. 

F. H. S. '07. 


Boothsville. W. Va. 


Athletic Association. 

Base Ball. 

Fairmont, W. Va. 


President Normal Lyceum. 

President Athletic Association. 


Manager Foot Ball, '05. 

Assistant Gym. Instructor. 

Winner Shakespearian Prize. 

Winner Wilkinson Prize. 

Winner Oration Inter-Society Contest. 

Winner Scholarship Eng. Dept. 

Assistant Latin and Rhetoric. 


Dramatic Club. 

President Y. M. C. A. 

Editor liiilletin. 

Editor The Molina. 




In the beginning was a lot of Freshmen, and these 
were without organization and knowledge, and deep 
seated ignorance was niton their faces. And the spirit 
of the Faculty moved among them. And the Faculty 
said, "Let them be promoted," and some were promoted. 
And the Faculty saw these few, that they were deserv- 
ing, and they divided the deserving from the undeserv- 
ing. And the first of these were called the class of 
11)08. And this was the evening of the first day. 

And the Faculty said, "All ye both great and small 
may partake of the tree of knowledge. And the class 
of 1908 partook of the tree of knowledge, and they grew 
in wisdom and in the favor of the Faculty. And the 
Faculty said, "Let there he lights in the school and let 
them be for an example and an inspiration to those who 
shall come here in future years." And there was one 
great light and there were also lesser lights. And by 
this one great light were begun all new things in the 
Normal, and without it were not any new things begun 
that were begun. And this great light was called the 
class of 1008. And this was the second day. 

And it came to pass in the time of our Junior 
servitude that we made a great banquet, and with us 
sat the Seniors and the Faculty, and tlie Seniors and 
the Faculty were loud in their praises for us, and they 

said surely this .Junior class has done a good work; 
for this is the tirst time a Senior class has been so well 
received by the Juniors. And the Faculty now saw 
the class of 1908, that it was good. And this was the 
evening of the third day. 

And (he Sophomores and the Preps also saw the 
(lass of 1008, how it grew in the favor of the Faculty, 
and they knew not why. And they go about saying 
they are thankful not to be like unto others, and that 
they study four and a half hours as prescribed by the 
Dormitory laws. They also wear much ribbons and 
blow tin horns, and still they attract little attention. 
But the class of 1908 stands afar off and says, "O, Ye 
of the Faculty, see what we are worth." And lo! The 
Faculty have said he that boasts of himself shall not 
grow in the favor of the Faculty; but he that doeth 
much work as the class of 1908 doeth shall grow in our 
favor. And the Sophs began to murmur and said, "But 
see our many ribbons and hear our tin horns." But the 
Faculty said, "We are worthy to judge thee, for Sve are 
much more elder than our looks.' ' And this was late 
the third day. 

In the morning of the fourth day the fame of the 
class of 1908 went throughout the Normal, and they 

were called Seniors, and a great multitude of under 
graduates came unto them ; and seeing the multitude 
they went out onto the mound, and they were com- 
passed about with those seeking knowledge. And when 
they were set the class of 100S opened their mouths and 
taught them, saying: "Hear, O ye Preps, the instruc- 
tion of the class of 1908 and profit thereby. For now 
you are Preps you must speak as Preps, think as Preps, 
and understand as Preps ; but when you grow into Sen- 
iors you may put away prepish things. For verily I 
say unto you, it is written that you must pony or flunk, 
and the greatest of these is flunk. Happy is the Fresh 
man when he walketh not in the counsel of the Junior. 
His ideal is in the Senior. For whatsoever we Seniors 
do is approved by the Faculty. Verily, the Faculty see 
our worth." 

And it also came to pass in the fourth day that a 

voice as of one crying in the wilderness spake unto the 
Senior class and the voice said, ' v Lo, all things that 
have came to pass in the Normal are fading away and 
perishing from the memories and traditions of our peo- 
ple. Wherefore I command that ye bear witness of 
your illustrious deeds, that all may know them. And 
the Senior Class hath made a record of their own deeds 
and of the deeds of all the school. And they have called 
this record "The Mound." 

And now therefore when the Faculty had seen all 
these works of the class of 1008 they saw that it was 
good. And they said, "Happy art thou, O Seniors! 
O Class of 100S !" And at the close of this the fourth 
day the class of 1908 Avas graduated and the Faculty 


'Kiss me." "Bill" Redic. 

'I'm married now." 

Frank Smith. 

"All candidates fo the track 
team please consult me at 3 o\" 
"Mose" Reinheimer. 


"There's a future on the 

Nell McConnell. 

'I'm not drunk if I do Swiger." 

"Andy Jackson Dad." 

I am a young man named Ross, 

Once in a while I get cross; 

I phophesy some 

On the weather to come. 

To lose me, the Aveather would lose a great loss. 

"Farmer" Reeves. 

"I love jewels, I'm trying to land a Pearl." 

"Edard" Kennedy. 

"No, I'm not a citizen of the First ward, tho often 
seen in that vicinity." 

"Stalwart" Satterfield. 

"I am a warrior — if my hair does curl." 

"Stonewall" Martin. 

"I mean to succeed — that is why I Earnestly 
Con-away at my books." 

Nell McConnell. 

"Shaw, please be still and let us get this business 

President "John Jim" Kennedy. 

"Wait Till the Stars Come Nellie." 

"Buck" ( 'onawav, 

"1 am a Manlev man. 

"Ah Sid" Reed 

"Me loo! 1 am going to < 'onawav at my hooks 
also. Another ( 'onawav tho." 

Dcna Knight. 

''They say that I have a pass in Latin. 1 swear 
that 1 am not guilty." 

"McK." McKinnev. 

"All young men of the Senior class who want suits 
to wear at Commencement, please meet me after 

"Mag" Bartlett. 

P. S. — None stayed. Commencement exercises 
will therefore he held in the Garden of Eden. 

"I am asked about my dignity when I teach school. 
I can furnish that all right." 

Xell Cox. 

Morgantown is my favorite town. 

Ella Davis. 

I am a young man named < Jurt, 
Called by some a "ladies' man;' 
AYhen I see a girl 
My heart's in a "pit fy-pat." 

Curt Amos 

"I powder my face, when I face the power at the 
photographer's — for a flashlight." 

"Cora Kin-kade" if she wants too. 

"Yes, I hell) a little in base hall." 

Clay Amos. 

"It is rumored that I am a knowing guy. 
By all that's above, it is not so." 

"Beany" Hawker 

"I am greatly taken — for The Mound. Eight times 
for a photograph." 

"Edner" Jacobs 

"I am not bereft of reason. 1 am merely quoting 

"Doc" Shurtleff. 


President - - James G. Lanham 

Vice President ------- Alfred F. Gregory 

Secretary ------ Frances Rose 

Tvo'iyni^v - _____ tf .vil TT l/iiii>-_ 

mdMiiri _ - ■ - - - - \ fi <i i jj . _J UUcEs 

Historians - - - Agnes Ferrel, Harry H. Greene 

Colors — Silver Gray and Old Rose. 

Motto — "Lahore est arase." 

Yell — Freshman, Sophomore, Senior too 

We do ! Hoodo ! Hoodo yon ! 

Boomaling! Boomaling! Clear the line 

We're the class of nineteen nine. 

Fairmont, W. Va. 

Fairmont. W. Va. 

Grafton, W. Va. 

Montana. \V. Va. 

Seottdale, W. Va. 


Fairmont, W. Va, 


Webster Springs, W. Va. 

Bridgeport, W. Va. 


Grafton. W. Va. 

ToIIgate, W. Va. 

Cameron, \V. Va. 

Fairmont, \V. Va. 

Fairmont. W. Va. 

Fairmont. \V. Va. 

Watson. \V. Va. 

Mannington, W. Va. 

Fairmont. W. Ya. 

Watson, W. Ya. 


Fairmont, W. Ya. 

Benton's Ferry, W. Va. 

Cameron, \V. Ya. 

Fairmont, W. Ya. 


Fairmont, W. Va. 


Benton's Ferry, W. Ya. 

When Virgil was inspired to write his immortal 
"Aeneid," when Milton resolved to give to the world 
''Paradise Lost," when Shakespeare planned a "Ham- 
let" or "Macheth," no nobler task lay before them than 
to write a history of this, the Junior class of naughty- 

Language has not the power to express in these 
few words a true, complete, and exhaustive account of 
our handicaps and achievements. 

Only a few years have passed since we entered this 
school, timidly inarching to some Freshman strain. 
But in spite of this short time, and the terrible weed- 
ing out process to which we have been subjected, we 
now remain the "survival of the fittest," and rank 
second in name, but first in fame, to any class in school. 

The Freshies look upon us as monsters, the Sophs 
shrink from our presence in horror, even the members 
of the Faculty see our greatness, and feel like minus 
quantities in our company. 

The difficulties which disheartened others have 
only spurred us on. We have fearlessly entered our 
classes in German, Latin, and Math, and have come 
out conquerors, leaving all the sissies and faint-hearts 
behind. Indeed, so sterling has been our worth, that 

even some of the Seniors have joined us. 

'When our class was organized, the other insignifi- 
cant students and Faculty ridiculed us and 'tis said 
they even had whisperings about the "young unidenti- 
fied." But we contiimed to grow in several propor- 

When Ave selected our colors, the great dry goods 
stores of Chicago, New York and London all were using 
"Old Rose and Silver Gray" for decorations, and de- 
clared that this was the best combination of colors 

The Arbor Day exercises were, in the main, con- 
ducted by us, and thruout the entire year we were the 
second wit of the Faculty on all matters of importance. 

At Commencement, while the Senior, with pale 
countenance and hammering heart, told to the world 
the value of an education, it was the Juniors, with their 
pretty faces and noble bearings that carried away the 
laurels of the day. 

In literary fields, when any one is asked who does 
the best work, the immediate answer is "the Juniors." 

'Who can look into the faces of our fair girls with- 
out being reminded of angels, not as a child is, in his 

dreams of fairies, bu1 as of women, symbols of truth, 
purity, and over-flowing love. Fancy a grander sight 
than our handsome hoys, as they amble along the 
streets, or are seen symmetrically performing the tricks 
in the (iym and on the athletic held. 

In this history, we do not want to lay claims to im- 
mortality, but we do want to eulogize that which is 
grandest and best of all organizations of our Alma 

Since we are so unfortunate as to have no prophets 
in our class, Ave cannot forecast our coming years, but 
we do feel confident that, judging the future by the 
past, we will reach our Senior year and graduate, not 
as other classes have done, to sink from sight to rise 
no more; but to grow and continue to grow, till w( 
reach heights heretofore considered unattainable by 
man, and forever-more be called the best product of out 
Fairmont Normal. 

Freshman, Sophomores, Seniors too, 
We do! Hoodoo! Hoodoo you! 
Boomaling! Boomaling! Clear the line! 
We are the class of 1!>0!>. 

— Historians, 


President -------- John Toothman 

Vice President - - - - - - • - - J, L. Gonaway 

Secretary Lena Lemley 

Treasurer - - - - Grace Robinson 

Historian - - - Melville P. Boyles 

Colors — Gold and Black. 

Yell — Loom-a-la ! Loom-a-la! Rali-re-reck ! 

Sophomore! Sophomore! Right on deck. 



If the class of '10 were one of ordinary mediocre 
kind, usually found in the Fairmont Normal, it would 
be easy- to write its history. But since this class has 
made such an extraordinary record it would require 
the united efforts of the professors of both English 
and Mathematics to record rightly the progressions of 
the infinite series of its brilliant achievements. 

The venerable Normal professors early recognized 
the fact that the class of '10 contained the best talent 
of West Virginia, most of them coming directly from 
the rural districts. Owing to this fact, when the class 
entered the school in the fall of '06, it was of an 
extremely seedy appearance as genera ly characterizes 
the Freshmen classes of the Fairmont Normal. But 
the seeds were soon brushed off their backs by coming 
in contact with the culture of the school. 

Quite soon the Seniors and Juniors, who at first 
treated the class rather coldly, began to associate with 
them and they are now held in the very highest esteem. 
by all classes. 

The Sophomore class has been an inspiration along 
many lines and has taught not only the school authori- 
ties, but the students of other classes many things that 
they should know. When school opened in September, 
'07, the new professors soon recognized our worth, and 
the old ones were delighted to find all the class back; 
they knew that the wheels of progress would still move 
on properly. On the last week of the Winter term, '08, 
the class met for reorganization — to examine carefully 
and to strengthen if necessary any weak places that 
might be discovered in the foundation, so carefully 
constructed last year. A very efficient set of officers 
was carefululy chosen. But just as it came time for 

electing the class historian, there was a slight noise 
heard at the door, which was interpreted to be the 
usual "Freshman interruption." The class was so 
anxious to get out and teach those "Freshies" the 
proper respect to be shown toward a dignified Sopho- 
more meeting, that the historian was chosen without 
proper consideration. 

The members of the Freshman class, learning of 
the Sophomore's organization, thought that they must 
follow suit, by organizing too. 

At the first meeting there was a complete failure, 
owing to the fact that none of their members seemed to 
know enough to direct an election. After calling 
another meeting they succeeded in completing the 
election. Still it would have been a failure, had not 
the Sophomore class in its usual manner came to the 
rescue, and assisted them in the work. The Freshmen 
were so well pleased, and felt so grateful towards their 
helpers, that they fell upon their knees ( ?) and gave 
proper recognition to the "powers that be," for the 
timely assistance rendered them in need. The presi- 
dent of the Normal with the help of the Sophomore 
class has succeeded in overcoming some of the bad cus- 
toms of the school. New students think that our ways 
are pretty hard ones, by us never talking to them in 
the chapel or library. 

The Sophomore class has plans in mind for con- 
tinuing the good work the next two years. Before it 
leaves the Normal in '10 it will no doubt be recognized 
as the class "First in war, first in peace and first in 
the hearts of its fellow-students." 

— Historian. 


President - - H. Fay Amos 

Vice President - - Chas. R. Sturm 

Secretary Ruby Van Devender 

Historian - - Jennie Harsbarger 

Colors — Old Gold and Navy Blue. 



"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and 
some have greatness thrust upon them," but it was not 
the happy lot of the Freshman class of the F. S. X. S. 
to be born with the proverbial silver spoon in its 
mouth ; neither have its worthy members been over 
powered by the great honor and recognition they have 
so richly deserved. To them has not been accorded the 
triumph of a Caeser for fields far more gloriously won. 

Our work at the F. S. N. S. has been extremely 
gratifying — to ourselves — and if it has not pleased the 
Faculty it is because they are incompetent to recognize 
greatness in others. 

The Sophomores have been compelled to confess 
that we have accomplished more in one year than they 
have in two, for we profited by some of their sad exper- 
iences and early learned that "the horse is a vain thing 
for safety," and although we have trodden strange and 
devious ways and fought fierce battles, all our victories 
have been "walk-overs." 

Although the Juniors and Seniors attempt to 
ignore us and look down from their assumed heights 
in fine scorn, verily pride goeth before a fall, for some 
of them have been heard repeating the Latin verb . 

"flunco, iluncere, faculty, fire 'em," and no Freshman 
has ever found need for that verb in his translations. 

The ( M ) mercerized fabric of our lives has often 
been bathed in tears, but we console ourselves by think- 
ing life would be a barren waste without some show- 
ers, and that through difficulties great heights arc 
reached and kept. 

The members of our class have already done more 
to advance education than any class that ever matric- 
ulated here, and we feel sure that by the time we com- 
plete our reforms, the F. S. X. S. will rank among the 
leading colleges of the United States. 

So we think that careers thus begun here, will one 
day rise in the lap of our dear old country, and assert- 
ing their rights by means of such guidance as the 
influence of our president and other worthy members 
of our Faculty, place a large and powerful firecracker 
under the nose of Fame, that bursting the awful still- 
ness, will jar the empires of the earth and blow the 
unblown noses of future kings and princes. 

— Historian. 











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Vice President - - - J. L. Conaway 

Secretary - - - Dena (Mare Knight 

Treasurer - - - - - - - - William G. Founds 

Critic ----- - - Oliver Slmrtleff 

Sergeant-at-Arms - i ----- - Alvis Peters 

Emblem — White Kose. 
Colors — Olive and Gold. 

Motto — "Sic Ititr Ad Astra." 
Winner Enter-Society Contest 1907. 


The Lyceum Rose 

When I collect my scattered thought. 
This fact in my brain is wrought : 
Of all lovely flowers that grows. 
The loveliest is the Lyceum Rose. 

As white as snow, fragrant as clew 
Surpassed by none, equalled by few. 
This lovely badge has for its claim, 
The highest place on heights of fame. 

This rose we hold up to your gaze, 
Look at it. and in amaze — 
Behold its size, its strength, its form. 
Which of beauty has ne'er been shorn. 

And as the rose is queen of flowers, 
This lovely rose, this rose of ours. 
With color pure, and sweet perfume, 
Majestic power does assume. 

o'er wealth, beauty, grace and love. 
Thing's on earth and things above : 
She rules firmly, gently, loving, kind. 
She rules the heart and rules the mind. 

When other flowers' life is done, 
The roses life is just begun — 
It blossoms on, and in its death. 
Gives the world its sweetest breath. 

And then that for which it stands — 
Lyceum, known o'er all these lands. 
So good, so true, so firm and strong: 
To her eternal fame belongs. 

Then here's to the loveliest flower that grows. 
The pure, perfect Lyceum rose. 

olirrr Shurtleff, 'OS. 


President -------- Robert Sidney Reed 

Vice President John Milford Toothman 

Treasurer - - John -James Kennedy 

Critic -------- Ernest Daniel Conaway 

Door Keeper Howard R. Bartlett 

Emblem — Pansy. 

Color — Light Blue. 

.Motto — " Adipiscimur lucent delaJji." 

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The Mozart Pansy 

Of all the fairest flowers that bloom 
The fairest of the fair is this 

Dainty Mozart Pansy. 
It scatters school life's deepest gloom 
It makes of life one happy bliss 

I'retty Mozart Pansy. 

Its colors bright our lives portray. 
Its hardihood does symbolize 

Mozart Society. 
It seems in its sweet way to say 
Strive on. gain you the highest prize, 

Mozart Society. 

lis nature hue as our own blue 
Does signify we'll live or die 

Forever Mozarters. 
Its loveliness., ever so new. 
Banishes falsities or lies. 

Mozart Society. 

Then praise to thee, thou fairest flower 
Which we have claimed as ours, as ours. 

Modest Mozart Pansy. 
Bloom thee in every pretty bower 
And there proclaim (he Mozart power. 

Lovely Mozart Pansy. 

•/"/mi C. McKinney. Jr.. 


Vice President Alvis Peters 

Secretary - - - - - - Frances Rose 

Treasurer - - ------ Harry H. Greene 

Executive I 'ommittee. 

Ernest D. Conaway Jennie Harslibarger 

John Toothman 

Ethel Hills .Melville P. Boyles 

Editors of Normal Bulletin. 

Oliver Shurtleff John C. MeKinney, Jr. 

Serge ant-at-Arms Pereey C. Manley 

Asst. Sergeant-at-Arnis ----- Lynn Hastings 

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Among the many organizations of the school none 
is deserving of more praise than the Student Body As- 
sociation. This association is one of the new things of 
the school but promises to become one of the strongest 
factors in the school within a few years. The princi- 
ple object of this organization is to help those of the 
students who are deserving and are in need of aid of 
any sort. This purely unselfish motive is in strong 
contrast to the objects of the oilier organizations of the 
school. The Student Body Association aims to help 
the new students first of all by finding them suitable 
rooms and lodging places, then by helping them to get 
acquainted with the school, the students and their sur- 
roundings here. Then if any of the students finds him- 
self in strained circumstances and in need of money 
on short notice he can by presenting some security 
from the school borrow- money for the time he feels lie 
will need it without interest from (he association. 

The association is made up of all the regularly 
enrolled students of the school. A small due is col- 
lected from the students at the opening of the terms to 
aid in the workings of the association, other methods 
are then employed to raise money to swell the fund for 
the aid and support of worthy but needy students of 
the school. Towards this end lectures, plays and 
various entertainments of the better sort are given by 
the association and the profits devoted to the fund for 
the relief of the needv. 

The association is not yet a year old but already a 
considerable fund has been raised for the general 
emergency fund to be used for the aid of those asking 
for support. Already also this fund has been called 
upon and several loans have been made. The loans 
are managed in this fashion: At the regular election 
of the officers of the association an executive committee 
consisting of five members is also elected. This com- 
mittee has charge of the money to be used for the 
emergency fund. When a student, or another school 
organization, as has been the case, wants to borrow a 
sum of money from the fund the person or persons see 
the chairman of the association. He hears the case 
and if it appears to be one worthy of aid he states to 
the one desiring aid that he will grant the loan if 
security is given. The person then makes out a note 
and easily gets two of the responsible students to go on 
the note. He then presents Hie note to the chairman, 
who gives him an order on the treasurer for the 

Thus it often happens that by a little timely aid 
from this association a good hard -working student will 
be enabled to remain in school a term longer than he 
would otherwise be. Many other things are taken up 
about the school that are qf interest to the general 
welfare of the school, yet pertaining to no particular 
body of the students. The student body will, through 

its officers, take up such things and do what will be 
best for the school in the matter. 

So if judged by its usefulness to the school, its 
aid and help for others and its general effect upon the 
school life it seems that the Student Body Association 
is one of the most important factors in the student 
life of the school. 

In many colleges and schools where a like organi- 
zation is supported philanthropic and interested grad- 
uates of the school as well as others who are friends of 
the institution have donated certain amounts of money 
to establish some particular fund for the relief of some 
part of the school. This fund is usually called after 

the donator and the interest on the fund is applied to 
the specified end, or if the fund is for the general emer- 
gency fund the money itself is loaned to he returned 
later. Along this line in the Fairmont Normal there 
is plenty Of room for such donations. Xo one desiring 
to aid the school need feel thai there is no place for him 
to put his money. And if any one does desire to 
make such a donation but is doubtful as to where he 
can place the money, in what department it will do the 
most good, let him communicate with any officer of 
the association and he will receive information that 
will cause him to wish that he could establish half a 
dozen different funds instead of thinking that there is 
no need for one. 


W. C. A. 

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I >ella Hin/.nian 

Aera Hixenbaugh 

Minnie 1 ). Amnions 

Ella Straight 

Nellie Amnions 

Vevia Elliott 

Bessie <i. Thomas 

Carrie Evans 

Ethel .1. Bartlette 

< J. Elizabeth Howard 

Minnie 1 hidisnian 

Mary Fasl 

Nellie Darper 

Ruth Mauley 

Edna Wright 

Nell McConnell 

Lona Wright 

Lena Leinly 

Retta Holle 

Perie Aver 

Ida Nuznm 

Frances Rose 

Leda ( Jlayton 

Daisy Hall 

Irma Queen 

Martha Rector 

Bertha Miles 

Louise Rector 

Julia Hurst 

Jennie Harshbarger 

Laura Kiddy 

Martie E. Heck 

Pleasant Bunner 

Ethel Hibbs 

Daisy White 

Y. W. C. A. 

Y. M. C. A. 


President - - - Oliver Shurtletf 

Vice President - - - - - - Cullen O. Martin 

Secretary --------- Alfred F. Gregory 

Treasurer - -, *'■ - - - John C. McKinney, Jr. 

[nstructor Bible Class - - Rev. J. C. Broomneld 
Pastor People's Temple, M. P. Church. 



A. J. Dailisman Lynn^Hastings 
0, J, Jones Harry Rohiine 
Harry Greene Carl Lawson 
Ernest Conaway John Hess 


Roy Nelson Melville Boyles 

Alfred F. Gregory Janies Lanham 


John G. McKinney John Tootlnnan 
Cullen G. Martin Harry Scot 1 
Grover Musgrave Oliver Shurtleff 
Guy Mathews Aaron Russell 

Y. II. C. A. 


Mollie Virginia Smith - - ------ Director 


Ella Cook 
Nelle McConnell 
Isabel Holbert 
Martie Keck 

Louise Kector 

Bernice Stout 
Chessie Parish 
Ruby Van Devender 
Mabel Swiger 
Merle Gordon 


Mavnie E. Ware 

Jennie Harshbarger 
Perie B. Aver 
Martha Rector 
Daisy Hall 
Lena Lemley 
Relta Holle 



Eva Province 
Mayme Rhinehait 
Lama Brown 
Mary Van Devender 
Nelle Stont 


Oliver Shurtleff, Cock Robin - - - 
J. C. McKinney, Xest Mate Cock Robi 
James Kennedy, Chief Warbler - - 
R. Sidney Reed, Hunter - - - 
J. Edward Kennedy, Fruit Gatherer 
Roscoe Reeves, Maize Producer - - 
Harry Brooke - ----- - 

Alvis Peters - - - 

James Lanham - ----- - 

Herbert Barnes ------- 

Lawrence Conaway ----- 

Ora Straight - 

Migrating Robin 
n Migrating Robin 

-Migrating Robin 

Migrating Robin 
- Migrating Robin 

Migrating Robin 

- - - Fledgeling 

- - - Fledgeling 

- - - Fledgeling 

- - - Fledgeling 
-- - - Nestling 

Just Hatched 

The Robin is an organization, organized for the 
purpose of having a sensible good time. The emblem 
of the organization is the wing of a Robin with the 
letter "R" engraved upon it. The organization is 
secret, is limited in membership to twelve and the 
roster of members with the degrees taken is published 
above for the first time. The organization is perpetual. 
the place of the Migrating Robins being taken next 
year by the Fledgelings, their place by the next ones 
and so on through the list, new ones being hatched out 
as thev are needed. 



Vice President 
Secretary - - 
Treasurer - - 

- - - - Louise K. Sutter 

- - James G. Lanham 

Nell Eazel Cox 

John Clarke MeKinnev, Jr. 

Mavnie E. Ware 


Lucy Billingslea Hairy II. Greene 

Flysses Austin Knapp James G. Lanliam 

Alfred Fleming Gregory .Mavnie E. Ware 

Nelle Hazel Cox Louise K. Sutter 

John Clarke MeKinnev, Jr. Oliver Shurtleff 
Mary Stuart Jacobs 


Fall Term 

Shakespearian Drama. Parts from "Julius Caesar," 
"Merchant or Venice" and "Othello." 

Winter Term 

Riley Program. Longfellow Program. 

Spring Term 

"No Men Wanted." "My Lord in Livery." 




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Edna Jacobs Martha Rector 

Dena Knighl Lulu Fetty 

Mabel Swiger Retta Holle 

Jennie Harshbarger Laura Brown 

Ella Cook Andrew Jackson Dadisman 

Blanche Crow Oral Jones 

Pearl Davis E. E. Mercer 

Perie Aver James Lanhain 

.Martie Keck N. G. Matthews 

Daisy Hall Edward Kennedy 

Mary Van Devender ])arrell Kline 

Lillie Belle Redic John Toothnian - 
Louise Rector Percey Manley 




Director ------ 

Edna Jacobs 

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Luln Billingslea 

Arlena Satterfleld 


Pearl Davis 

Edward Kennedy 

Percey Mauley 

Cora Kinkade 

Jennie Harshbarger 

( )r;il Jones 

A. J. 1 >adisinan 

Dena Knight 

Edna Jabos 

John Toothman 

Alvis Peters 

Li Hie Redic 

Ethel Gaskins 

Homer Hawker 

•lames (1. Lanliani 

Mabel Swiwger 


President Cora Eleanor Kincade 

Secretary and Treasurer - - - - Evelyn Prickett 

Book-keeper Lillie Belle Redic 

Assistant Door-keeper Bertha Clayton 

Nellie Margaret MeConnell Bertha Clayton 

Lillie Belle Redic 
Perie Blanch Aver 
Ethel Hibbs 
Ellen May Cook 
Helen Grace Snider 
Lnln Fetty 
Pearl Grace Davis 
Frances Dola Rose 

I >ena < Mare Knight 
Evelyn Prickett 
Agnes Ferrell 
Edna May Jacobs 
Cora Eleanor Kincade 
Nell Hazel Cox 
Blanche Harriet Crowe 



Oliver Slmrtlell' Editor 

•John < '. MeKinney, Jr. Manager 

Howard Robert Jiartlett - - - Assistant Manager 


Xelle Hazel < !ox Nellie Margaret McConnell 

James Edward Kennedy (May I). Amos 

Organizations - Robert Sidney Reed 

FA Cetera 
Lillie Belle Redic Ernest Daniel Conaway 



Beaten into a jelly by knocks, and made porous by 
stings thrust deeply in, we are nevertheless able, smil- 
ingly. To present To yon the copy of The TivsT volume 

Of The Mound. 

For months we have not drawn a sober breath; 
they have all been sleepless nights. We have worked. 
Our hands, ome adorned by fat, plump fingers, are now 
attached To a set of claw-like hooks, called fingers by 
courtesy; our arms, once a bunch of several pounds, 
now but a streak of shadows; our experience, much im- 
proved, lint so weak by hard work Thai we can"! make 
use of it; our intelligence, "a sadder but wiser 'man'." 

Yet we would he glad to Suffer it all over again for 
the pleasure There is in iT. Our advice To our suc- 
cessors would be. "Without work yon can build no 

We think we are most happy in The selecTion of 
our name. The Mound. SiTnaTed near the center of The 
campus is The HisToric .Mound, upon which grows a 
stately sycamore tree, in which birds of days gone by 
have been born, reared, edncaTed and graduated into 
the knowledge and mysteries id' life. 

Nexl To the record of the school itself. The Mound 
is The most famous adjunct to the school, and its name- 
sake. The Mound of '08, bids fair to keep pace with it. 

The Mound Builders were selected from the ranks 
of the Senior class, who wiTli as much skill and knowl- 
edge possible for pioneers To have, have gone ahead, 
worked hard, finished Their work. We think, without 
boasting. Too. we have given you ;i book, well worth 
the price of admission. We are not selfish, however. 
but we want The class of ? 09 To put out a better volume. 
Let the advancement of The Mound be in keeping with 
The advancement of The school. With this view in 
mind we leave you our pens, remnants of ink and paper, 
our well wishes, and the support of our supporters. 

In a word for The Mound Builders themselves, Ave 
can say that they have all worked hard and earnestly, 
and iT is mainly Through their assistance that The 
Mound is. 

The Mound itself is great. Its praise, even in 
These earlv days of volume one. are already 
heard sung throughout the State. We are glad for 
This, for in our modesty we think That iT is worth it. 
The position for The Mound is the place of honor in 
your library. 

We ask only for a fair show, a square deal, and an 
unprejudiced hearing. We know that we have it. 

To all who have in any way assisted in making 
The Mound a success we extend Thanks and besT 

The Editor. 




Vice President - - R. Sidney Keed 

Secretary and Treasurer - - - Mary Van Devender 
Door-keeper - - Melvin Reinheimer 

Executive Committee 

Cullen <i. Martin James <!. Lanliain 




Assistant Manager 

Et. Sidney Reed 
Homer Toothmaii 
Lawrence < 'onawa v 


Morgan, catcher F. Barnes, 3rd base 

< '. Amos, pitcher II. Barnes, shortstop 

P. Amos, pitcher Freeman, riglrl field 

Albert Toothman, pitcher Wilson, center field 
Conaway, lsr base, captain Dadisman, center field. 
Homer Toothman, 2nd baset'. 1). Amos, left field 
Subs. — (). Wilson, It. Reed. 


F. S. X. S 
F. S. X. S 
F. S. X. S 
F. S. X. S 
F. S. X. S 
F. S. X. S 
F. S. X. S 

5— W. V. 1. S. 1'. : 
(I— F. H. S. 12. 

S_F. H. S. 3. 

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6— B. & O. R. H. 4. 
5— F. H. S. (i. 
6— TV. V. U. F. 5. 


F. S. X. S. vs. G. X. S. 

F. S. X. S. vs. W. V. W 


F. S. X. S. vs. W. Y. I". 


F. S. X. S. vs. W. V. W 


F. S. X. S. vs. W. V. U. 





Line Up 

Edna Jacobs, forward. Grace Robinson, forward. 

Dena Knight, guard. Martie Keck, guard. 

Lillie Redic, (Capt.) center. 



Line Up 

Pearl Davis, forward. Louise Rector, forward. 

Muriel Gordon, guard. Perie B. Aver, guard. 

Isabel Holbert, center. Ella Cook, captain. 


Melvin H. Reinheimer - Manager 

John Hayes - - Captain 

Prof. C. Harry Scherf Coach 

100 yard dash Stalnaker 11 seconds. 

220 yard dash O.Hayes 30 seconds. 

440 yard dash Mathews 60 seconds. 

880 yard dash Straight 124 seconds. 

Mile run Musgrave 5:20. 

Running high jump Murphy 5 feet 3 inches. 

Running broad jump Dadisnian 20 feet. 

Shot Put (12 lbs.) J. Hayes 39 feet. 

Hammer Throw (16 lbs.) J. Haves 87V» feet. 



Oliver Slmrtleff. 
Lyceum - - 
Mozart - - - 
Y. W. C. A. 
Y. M. C. A. 

John C. McKinney, Jr. 

- - Mary Frazier 

( '<>ra Kii:kade 

- - - Frances Eos? 

- - - Will Founds 



At the foot of the great hills nestled the little 
milling town and the river. The snn was just sinking 
behind the western cliffs, and its last rays. Hooding the 
sky with a golden light, crept silently through the pines 
and laurel to the river and turned the water into a 
mass of shimmering drops which glittered, gleamed, 
danced and kissed each other, like mountain elves at 
play. For some time the snn lingered on Hie horizon 
as if loth to depart from the scene of majestic rug- 
gedness softened and subdued by the peaceful little vil- 
lage. Finally, however, the shadows of the river deep- 
ened, the waters grew quiet, and the snn pressed a 
good-night kiss on the rugged brow of the cliff and 
slipped from sight, leaving hills, valleys and town 
bathed in purple haze, which tilled the air with such 
peace and quietness, as though it were a benediction 
from l In- lips of < tod. 

I town a narrow path winding in and out among 
the hills came a girl, her arms ladened with laurel and 
wild roses. With lightness and agility she climbed 
over dangerous passes, holding fast to her flowers, and 
with the snre-footedness of a deer made her perilous 
descent to the river. Behind walking moodily along 
came a young man whose occasional proffers of assist- 
ance met a disdainful refusal. Reaching the river she 
turned suddenly to the young man who, standing with 
his hands in his pockets, gazing gloomily across the 
peaceful waters awaited the outburst of passionate 

remonstrance. "So yon have dared to follow me again, 
dared to follow me when I told you never to speak to 
me again. T tell you I hate you, hate you, hate you, 
and the more you persist the more I hate you." Her 
slender young body quivered with emotion, her whole 
form shook with uncontrolled passion, and it took but 
a glance into her angry black eyes to see this goddess 
of the hills had a temper of her own. Angry crimson 
dyed her cheeks and her scarlet lips drew themselves 
together in a slender line of red. 

The man was evidently not unused to such words 
for his countenance did not change, except that the 
anxious troubled look settled deeper in it. "Nell," he 
said gently, "you know 1 will never trouble you again 
with my love, at least never until you show me some 
sign that yon wish to be troubled ; lint yon must know 
it is dangerous for you to travel these hills alone. You 
know that somewhere in these hills Fred Dimmon holds 
his nightly orgies and brews his mountain dew; you 
know your father as superintendent of the mines has 
sworn to wipe this band from the face of the earth, and 
yon know that in return Fred has sworn to destroy 
your father and all belonging to him. Nell, oh Nell, 
will you persist in taking these walks when you know 
that every inch of the way threatens you with death?'' 

"Of course I know all these things, why then is it 
necessary for you to tell me? As for my taking these 
walks, I have three reasons: First, because I want to; 

second, because you don't want me to; and third, be- 
cause I hope to meet the young chief of the moon- 
shiners. Who knows, 1 might love him; I, the daugh- 
ter of John Hess, the great mine owner, might love 
Fred Dimnion, out-law and moonshiner," she said 
laughingly as the young man winced at her words. 
"Anyway," she added, "why should I be afraid, since 
I have so brave a guardian to dog my steps wherever 1 
go. I tell you I am not afraid of the whole crew, not 
half so afraid, as I hale you, and if you do not let me be 
1 will shoot you,. (Jo back to your office, Dick; you 
know I can't love you, and I can't help it; so your per- 
sistence has only the effect of making me angry." 

"Go, I tell you! Don't wait! I will come when 
I get ready. I am going to sit here on the bank and 
watch the twilight come. Perhaps," she said sneer- 
ingly, you had better send over a body of armed men 
to watch me." 

She sat down on the bank and turning her back to 
the young man began to arrange her flowers as if she 
were totally obvious to his presence. 

The man stepped into a boat, pushed it from the 
shore. "Good-night, Nell," he said gently; but silence 
was the only answer. Since there was nothing else to 
do he silently made for the other shore. 

It was nearly dusk now. Over the cliffs where the 
sun had disappeared hung the evening star in the pur- 
ple sky, and the crescent moon passed close to the hori- 
zon lighting the pines on the cliff with a dim musty 
light. On the bosom of the river the moon and stars 
mirrowed themselves; from the hills back of the girl 
came the breath of the pine trees and locust blossoms. 
A whip-poor-will sounded its lonely notes and the girl 

shivered as she thought of the legend of birds being lost 
souls forced to wander on earth and cry I ill I hey found 
their Creator. 

Suddenly at the right of the girl there sounded a 
gentle crash in the laurel thicket. Turning quickly, 
she gazed long and without flinching into the dare- 
devil eyes of Fred Dimmon. The young outlaw stood 
in the moon light, his black curls flung hack from his 
white brow, his white teeth gleaming, and his defiant 
eyes fixed with a tender yet masterful look on the 
equally defiant eyes of the girl. The girl sprang to her 
feet, but the outlaw was to quick for her. In an instant 
he held the girl in his arms and kissed her lips. 

Holding her fast in his arms the moonshiner 
started up the hill. For a moment the girl made no 
resistance; but only for a moment, then her dazed 
senses returning she struggled and tried to scream. 
But the strong white hand of the outlaw lay on her 
lips. "Hush dearest," he said with his silvery moun- 
tain accent. "Did I not hear you say you might love 
me? I tell you you will love me and tonight in my 
home we will celebrate our wedding. 1 have watched 
you, little girl, every evening. Watched and waited 
for this opportunity which shall not be lost. Daphne, 
I shall call you. Daphne, for you came to me out of the 
laurel. What a queen you will make for our mountain 
hand! An old minister waits, bound hand and foot in 
my home, and I think it will not take much persuasion 
on my part to force him to say the words to make you, 
Daphne, queen of the moonshiners." 

The girl struggled, raved, vowed she hated him, 
swore that she would die first, threatened to take her 
own life and told him that her father would seek him 
out and slay him, but to no avail. In the arms of the 

out-law she was carried to the den of the moonshiners. 
A place which many revenue officers had sought in 
vain. That night under the silver stars, with the silent 
pines and The out-laws as witnesses, an old minister 
with a pistol pointed ai his head muttered the words in 
a shaky tone which made Nell Hess the wife of Fred 
Dimmon, ami gave her the title of Daphne, queen of 
tin' moonshiners. 

The girl wife said never a word hut stood, by in 
silent scorn, defiance and wrath on her face. Not a 
word or look did she grant her husband but silently 
prayed that her father would soon come to her rescue. 
Fred Dimmon treated her as a captive guest, never 
forcing his attentions upon her, bat always compelling 
her to perform her duties as queen. After weeks of 
this life the girl was allowed some freedom, and one 
evening standing on the cliff closely watched by the 
guards she saw a long tile of men coming up the path, 
1 lie leader of whom she recognized as the boy who had 
bidden her good-night that evening on the shore. She 
knew that this meant freedom for her but somehow 
there was fear in her heart for the chief. With fright- 
ened eyes she showed the men to her guards and ran 
across to where her chief stood in the doorway of the 
cave. He had seen the men and had prepared himself 
for a hard tight and for death. When Nell came to him 
with wide frightened eyes he said. "Daphne, your free- 
dom and my death is coming. Daphne, wife, give me 
a kiss of vour own free will." She shook her head 

scornfully, but stood by his side and waited for her 
freedom. It came at length, but when she saw blood 
spurting from a wound in the side of her chief, with a 
scream she siezed a sword and fought like a tiger. The 
chief was sinking from his wound and the blood from 
his side was staining the floor of the cave a dark red. 

Nell heard her father say, "Nell, darling, come to me, 
I have saved you,'* and the chief cry. "Daphne, I am dy- 
ing." Leaving her father's arms she rushed to the side 
of the (diief and taking his head in her arms, kissed his 
lips and said, "Fred, husband, I am coming," and 
plunged the sword into her heart. The morning's sun 
peeping through the pines fell on the body of the chief 
and Daphne, his queen, lying in each others blood and 
gently kissed their lips, stone cold. 

Thus runs the story of the hills, and the old moun- 
tain people say that in among the laurels are two 
graves, and over these the laurel always blooms the 
sweetest. That in a cave up under the cliff there is a 
pool of stagnant water always, and to the traveler it 
looks always as if it were blood. All these things hap- 
] ened many years ago, but when the laurel blooms, 
when the locust spreads its sweet perfume, and when 
the breath of spring is in the air. the story of the out- 
law is told over and over among the people of the hill. 

Agnes Ferrell, '09. 
* Faculty Judges. 



When in the sky you see no blue, 

And times are hard, you can't see thru : 

Times will get bright. 

Thing's come right. 
If you have wit. and grit, to laugh a bit. 

When direst troubles. to you come. 
Don't look sour: don't lie glum: 

Blue to the sky will turn. 

Sweetest joy within will burn. 
If you have wit. and grit, to laugh a bit. 

When your fellowmen seem cross. 
Nothing is gained, all is loss : 

Don't fret and cry. 

And wonder why. 
But have wit, and grit, to laugh a bit. 

And so when gloom assails your heart. 
Witli a smile make it depart : 

And thing's will brighten. 

Loads will lighten. 
When you have wit, and grit, to laugh a bit. 

Olirer Sliurtleff, 'OS. 
*Facult'y Judges. 



Xonual Department; to inistit men and women to 
become maid and bachelor school teachers. Very pro- 
ficient. Faculty living examples of their own handi- 

Epidemic Department ; to prepare the youth of the 
land for college and university entrance, success a hello 
of glory. 

Classical Course; to give a living knowledge of 
dead languages. Instruction in riding Lai in and 
Greek horses a specialty. E. (1. Rohrbough, chief 

Modern Language Course; to enable one to ask for 
meals and to give tips when in Paris, Berlin and Rome. 
To increase the speaking capacity of men. and the 
talking capacity of women. Students developing into 
fluent "Spreekners." 

Science Department. In (he beginning was a 
germ. I his germ evoluted into a microbe, this microbe 
adjusted himself into a parasite. The parasite is now 
a man. "How like a God in reason." 

Art Department. Presided over by the Teacher, 
whose habiliments (in colors) puts a church window to 
shame. Courses taught — painting (of cheeks), mud 
modeling (pies), and basket weaving (hen's nests). 

Tnfan-try Department. Infants, kids and young'ns 
Irving out for position as pupils in observation classes. 
Cradel Roll especially popular. Instruction given in 
Tag, Prisoner's Rase, Leap Frog, Fairies Stories, etc. 
Presided over by Mother Hastings, Miss George, guar- 
dian ; Pearl Davis, nurse, and assisted by such other 
young ( ?) women who can and will spare the time. 

Department of Expression. Re able to express by 
freight your thoughts. One of the best ways to hold 
an audience is by electrocution. Don't Ware out your 
voice. Specialties — Disgracing Shakespeare and other 
dead folks; boring audiences who wished they were 
dead, and organizing dramatic (dubs who will die. 

Music Department. Presided over by nobody for 
the most part of the year. Teacher had to resign on 
account of the unearthly yelpings and bowlings known 
;is Choral Club singing. Chief result of Music De- 
partment above mentioned yelpings and Choral Club. 

Physical Culture Department. 






She blushed because she saw the naked truth. 

Did von join the "Ice Water Plungers?" 

.Mrs. Eaton is the woman who furnishes the eatin' 
at the Hall. 

Howard Bartleltt's new slang expression — "Law 


He got along by push — he manipulated a wheel- 

Mr. Gregory says his knife is like its owner — not 
very sharp. 

I >r. ( \>ok says there are more "cases" at the Dor- 
mitory than there are at the Hospital 

The Major — a man of many battles, smiles and 
bows. His bows are sweeping — dust everywhere. 

Feb. 19, 1908. The Ethics (Mass today decides that 
it is not right to do wrong. 

Jupiter was a God, Venus a Goddess, Cupid a 

Mr. Boyles (in Physical Geo.) — "Is there any place 
where there is more moonshine (moonlight) than an- 

Mr. Scherf — "Yes, in Kentucky." 

If the boys all had a rotten egg apiece what would 
they do with it? Throw it at Montana Hastings when 
she is hanging around the Chapel door. 

April 9th. "Doc" Shurtleff had no announce- 
ment for chapel this morning. Will wonders never 
cease ? 

Prof. Scherf — "What use is made of calcuim hy- 
droxide in the arts? Anyone." 

Edward Kennedy — "Whitewash." 

Freshman — "Dora was fined yesterday." 
Senior (biting) — "What for?" 
Freshman — "She stuck a hat pin through 

a Merry 

Talking to her young lady friends Frances Rose 
says that holding handings is not the thing. Talking 
to her idol, the "Little Minister," she says it is just the 

Since the organization of the Bee's by the Junior 
and Senior girls the boys have been rather "skeery." 
Afraid they'll get stung. 

John McKinney I in physics class) — ''Friction is 
the resistance which one face offers to another face 
rubbing over it." 

Photographer Johnson took the Freshman picture 
last. He knew he would never be able to use the 
camera again. 

Literature Teacher — "Who was ruler of England 
before the accession of Queen Elizabeth?" 
"Mag" Bartlett— "Her father." 

German Teacher — "Wha1 order. Mr. R., do you 
have in that sentence?" 

Mr. R. — "I think. Miss S., it is disorder." 

Dr. Bennett in his chapel talk to the boys told 
them how to rear children and have happy, comfort- 
able homes. We wonder where Dr. Bennett has had 
his experience. 

Miss Ware had better pin her collar on good be- 
fore she goes to the photographers after this. She may 
lose it again if she don't ami I hen Mr. Johnson will be 
minus another handkerchief. 

Jimmy was a chemist, 
But Jimmy is no more. 
What Jimmv took for H 2 
Was H2 SOL 

Mrs. Morrow i in English literature) — u ]S T ow, Mr. 
Reeves, tell me what principal character is portrayed 
in 'Julius Caesar'?" 

Roscoe — "1 Maiuond I Hck." 

Miss Hastings — "Now I'm sure we all enjoy a good 
play. I, for my part, enjoy tennis. Mr. Satterfield, 
what sort of play do you enjoy?" 

Russell (awakening) — "Comic opera." 

Prof Scherf (in Physical Geog.)— "What is the 
solar system?" 

Freshman — "The solar system consists of the 
earth, sun, moon, and a few other stars." 

There was a young fellow named Sid, 
He kissed Nellie on the eyelid. 
Said she to the lad. "Your aim's mighty bad," 
You should practice a while." 
And he did. 

Miss A. (in Economics) — "Is it easier now to get 
your bread and butter than it was twenty years ago?" 

Young Freshman (in class) — "'Deed, Miss Abbott. 
I dont' know, twenty years ago I was not eating bread 
and butter." 

As explained by the logician of the school: "It 
would require the united efforts of the professors of 
English and Mathematims to record rightly the pro- 
gressions of the infinite series of its brilliant achieve- 
ments" — 

Annie had a little calf, 

Now really this is shocking; 
For when the boys began to laugh 

She padded out her stocking. — Experience. 

''Mag" Bartlett is advertising for just one girl, at 
present. This winter "Mag" had several girls and was 
advertising for more. Now he has lost every one and 
will he satisfied to have one. His plea is "Love me and 
the world is mine." 

I >r. Bennett took Miss Hastings driving one even- 

(Next morning.) Miss H. — "Oh, we had such a 
delightful drive! We drove away out into the country." 

Senior — "Yes, I suppose that he drove out into the 
country so that he could drive with one hand.' 

At the Dormitory : 

"Ernest, the clock's striking ten. You must go." 

"All right, kiss me good-night, Nell, before I go." 

"Oh. no! It's too late, it's past ten." 

"All right, meet me at the end of the girl escape." 

Mr. Dadisman and Miss Swiger were sitting on the 
front porch of the Dormitory. A nurse was sitting at 
the parlor window of the hospital. "Why, said the 
nurse, there's Mabel's father sitting on the porch with 
her." (What makes "Daddy" look so old? Why his 
age, of course.) 

There was a club organized in the Boy's cloak room 
called the Chapel Scissors, or C. C's. They are of the 
ordinary kind, only coming to chapel when Dr. Ben- 
nett or Mr. Borabaugh runs them up. This club was 
fully organized and some of them claimed to know 
where the Dormitory apples were kept. 

Miss Abbott the other day in chapel gave a talk to 
the girls on ventilating their sleeping rooms. The next 

morning a young woman from the hall informed Miss 
Abbott that she had a severe case of neuralgia, caused 
from sleeping with a window open directly over the 
head of her bed. After hearing the facts stated Miss 
Abbott replied, "Well, my dear, T did not tell you to 
sleep with your head or feet out of the window." 

Dr. Bennett (in chapel) — "Now we must not mark 
library books. 1 was looking through the autobiogra- 
phy of - - and it was all marked up," etc. (A few 
minutes later illustrating another point with the same 
book) — "We should use the library books more. Now 
in the autobiography of - - the leaves were not 

even cut." 

Lawrence Conaway says when he gets a hard 
problem in algebra, he has a good trick to work on Mr. 
Mercer. Lawrence works on his problem until he 
knows he will not be able to get it, then pulling out 
his handkerchief and holding it to his nose, says, "Mr. 
Mercer, my nose is bleeding; may I leave the room?" 
Lawrence leaves and remains away while the period 

Melvin Beinheimer told the chemistry class that 
potassium chromate was found by "confusing" together 
several substances. 

Photographer ( to Mr. Mercer having his picture 
taken) — "Now, Mr. Mercer, look pleasant." * * * 
"Very well, sir, it is all over, now you may resume your 
natural expression." 

Prof. Bohrbaugh — "Take the next Mr. Peters." 
Mr. Peters — "And now already Arora and Thilo- 

mus leaving — scattered new — light on the earth — rosy 


Prof. Bohrbaugh — "That will do. and now Miss 

Ferrell, please translate that sentence for us." 

Dear Little Farmer 

In his cute little way 

Mixes chemicals, to sec what they'll do, 

Every day. 

If lie don't cut this out 

Some day they'll all say. 

"How natural he looks." 

As thev lav him awav. 

.Mrs. Eaton, the woman who furnishes the eatin' 
at the Woman's Hall, recently told the Major to open 
a box of eatin's. The Major thereupon grew eloquent 
in his endeavor to explain to the good woman of Eaton 
hall that the matter of opening eatin's was the work of 
Mr. Mauley. The good woman of eatin' hall then he- 
came quite wrothy. She forthwith proceeded to put 
the Major through the hint mill "Eatonnesque." When 
the Major came to. he said, "If you will only he quiet, 
Missus Eating, I will open the eatin's. And he did. 


One of the very latest sensations was sprung the 
other day in the meetings of the Students Association. 
The President had called for remarks on a certain ques- 
tion. All the gentlemen had spoken hut nary a girl. 
The President then asked if any of the girls wished to 
speak, whereupon Mr. Stonewall Jackson Cullen 
Bryant Arivastis Stick Martin arose to his feet to ad- 
dress the Student Association, thereby proclaiming to 
the students that he is a girl. Well, no wonder, it is 
lea]) year. 

Act I. Dr. Bennett at Dormitory. Mis. Eaton 
enters with (locks. "These (locks won't inn. Dr. I>e:i- 
neii. I wish you'd have them fixed." Exit. 

With I wo (docks under each arm Dr. Dennett starts 
for his home. 

Act. II. Dr. Bennett at home fixing clocks. Wind- 
one, "Why this clock's run down." Picks up one 

By this time 

1 1 1 _ 

at a time. Begins tinkering at them, 
he is covered with oil and grease.) 

Rap, rap! Dr. Bennett runs to the window. Hor- 
rors! there stands Professors Rohrbaugh and Trotter. 
Mrs. Bennett catches up clocks and runs. Dr. Bennett 
makes grand rush for back door. (Finale.) 

Mrs. Morrow, after completing her chapel talks 
on the story of Joseph, asked her class in rhetoric to 
outline the story. Mr. Boyles slipped up to the teach- 
er's desk and in a barely audible whisper said, "Indeed, 
Mrs. Morrow. I can't outline the story of Joseph." 
Shocked beyond description by this confession the 
teacher told the humiliated Mr. Boyles to take his seat. 
I If the students were given marks for attendance at 
chapel, Mr. Boyles would surely have received for his 
attendance what he received for his rhetoric recitation, 
a zero. | 

Prof. Scherf — "Mr. Heel, what is the strongest 

Robert Sidney (feeling glum) — "The kind that oc- 
curs abundantly in lemons, citric acid." 

It is reported that when Nell McDonnell went to 
Manninglon with the teachers to visit the public 
schools, she made a special request to be introduced 
to Ernest Conaway's brother, who keeps a hardware 
stole at the aforesaid city. Whether this rumor is true 
or not we have not vet ascertained, but nevertheless we 
know for a fact that when some one went to the hard- 
ware store to purchase a range. Nellie went along. 
And when this some one said, "Mr. Conaway, allow me 
to introduce Miss McDonnell, that worthy gentleman 
responded, "Miss McDonnell? <>h, yes! I've heard of 
Miss McConnell quite frequently." 

Yes, we have some "Barbarians" in our school. 

No. my clear, the past tense of May is not April. 

The eternal fitness of things — the picture of 
".Mann" is hung on the girl's side of chapel hall. 

She was a widow and pious. Her favorite hymn 
was "Who Will Be the Next." 

The B's is a club organized for the purpose of pre- 
paring stings. 

Xo, my dear, a single at a baseball game does not 
mean that the player is unmarried. 

Cullen Martin, the man who climbed the trig- 

A happy combination — a merry widow trimmed 
with bridal roses. 

Malvin Reinheimer will become great because he 
organized the "tract" team. 

"Chug" Reed, the man -i 1 /-, feet high by 5 feet 


The Senior — with knowledge filled, 
The Junior — with arrogance chilled. 
The Soph — with self-praise thrilled, 
The Freshman — with warm milk lulled. 

"I was horn at Flaggy Meadow, Augusta county, 
W. Ya., in the year 1888. — Frances Rose (autobiogra- 

The dish most often served at the Dormitory (to 
young men when 'tis time to leave) is cold shoulder, 
served a la precept resse. 

The Model School department had a garden this 
year. They raised pumpkins, squashes and cucum- 
bers. They produced the most of their teachers. 

Miss Jacobs (reading Latin) — "('ailing with her 
voice on Hecate, powerful in heaven and in (long 
pause) Erebus." 

Prof. Fleming has been rendering beautiful duets 
in chapel for the past few weeks, i. e., they have been 
heart rendering. 

Dido loved Aeneas, 
So did Sister Ann ; 
Everybody loved Aeneas 
But the class in Vergil. 

Alvis Refers in Myth. — "Vulcan was cast down 
from heaven, 1 think by his mother — I am not sure, 
but 1 think he was cast down from heaven by his 
mother, or maybe somebody else cast him down; well, 
anvwav, he was cast down. 

Sane, sensible, smooth, serene — Seniors. 
Jingling, jouring, jostling — Juniors. 
Silly, senseless, sappy — Sophomores. 
Funny, foolish, flighty — Freshmen. 
Young, old, middle-aged, good, bad, in- 
different — Faculty. 


That Lena looks so "Greene?" That Prof. Mercer has remained so long a 


That Nell is so "Ernest?" 

Thai so many Latin students are "how legged?" 

That Knapp raves over the "Dawn?' 

That Malvin got the job of Senior Grumbler? 

That Sid is so "Manlev?" 

That Hardesty likes the Fann(er) ? 

That Brooke and McKinney look so ''Blanch" (ed) 

when tliey leave the Dorm? . . That Ruth at base ball games dislikes single hits, 

bill raves about a "Homer?" 

That Mabel took "Andrew" her "father?" 

Thai "Mag" got so "Stout" hearted along the last 
of April ? 

That Lawson prizes so highly a "Ruby?" 

That Elsie is so "Little?" 

That Mnsgrave wants a home at "Chillingsbnrg?" 

That Hastings likes Olive(s) so well? 

That Conaway approves of the Knight? 

That Bartlett does not say which of the sisters is 

-That Dr. Bennett's favorite State is Montana? to go boat-riding with him. 



Tune : "Annie Lisle 

By the swift Monongahela, with its waters blue. 
Stands our noble Alma Mater, glorious to view. 
Far above the noisy humming of the busy town — 
Reared against the arch of heaven, looks she 
proudly down. 


Raise the chorus, speed it onward. 
Ever thou Shalt rule 
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater. 
Fairmont Normal School. 

Firm upon a South Side hill top rise her red 
brick walls. 

Firmer may her sons and daughters press on 
through her halls. 

When with moments swiftly flying ages roll be- 

Sons as yet unborn shall hail thee, Alma Mater, 
Chorus — 

Hear the rippling of the waters as they glide 

Listen to the moutain breezes, West Virginia's 

Students join in shouts of gladness, and the 

echoed call. 
Loud proclaim the Fairmont Normal is the best 

of all. 
Chorus — 

M. M., 06. 


(Tune, Juanita.) 

Soft to my memory, comes the sound of silver chimes ; 

Soft to my memory, dreams of happy times ! 

Of my days spent with thee, where my thots love to be : 

And oh. Alma Mater, I will sing to thee! 

Normal! Our Normal! I will ever fight for thee — 
Normal ! Fairmont Normal ! Thou'rt the best to me. 

When in thy future, days like these shall come again ; 

And in thy blessings, prove my dreams not vain ! 

In my memory slumb'ring. for my Alma Mater sigh ; 

(n my heart rememb'ring, of the days gone by ! 

Normal ! Our Normal ! We will 'er be true to thee — 
Normal! Fairmont Normal! Be the best for me. 

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Normal ! Love of Normal ! With me to the last. 

Oliver Shurtleffj "OS. 

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FOR SALE — One recipe, good as new, for making Dor- 
W ANTED — A housekeeper. C. J. C. Bennett. mitory Fudge. The Inmates of the Home. 

LOST — One se1 of dignity when I was elected door- WANTED — A sure cure for a large head. 

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FOR SALE — One pair good wire pliers. Good things WANTED — A specific which will cure the feeling that 

for the removal of stings. The Editor. we are It. Junior Class. 

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been attained. 

Then here's success and prosperity to The Fairmont 
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